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You probably agree that meeting your all-time favourite author in person is a great honour and a thrilling experience. Multiply that by 100 if that author is Neil Gaiman. Multiply that by 1000 if you're an illustrator and you get to illustrate one of his stories.

On February 4th 2013 Neil Gaiman embarked on a fantastic art project in partnership with BlackBerry and millions of his fans. He tweeted twelve questions to the world, one for each month of the year. From the tens of thousands of responses he received, Neil picked his favourite answers and wrote twelve short stories inspired by them. Releasing these back to the world, Neil asked people to contribute art to illustrate the stories. From the thousands of illustrations he received, Neil picked one illustration for each month to illustrate his digital (and soon to be printed) book, A Calendar Of Tales.

Well… I'm June!

This has been an amazing experience from beginning to end, and I'm so grateful for each and every step of it! I got to illustrate one of Neil's stories (lifetime achievement unlocked), I was invited to participate in the project's documentary, shot in London, I talked to some of the wonderful artists who illustrate the rest of the book with their extraordinary artwork and I met Neil himself who is one of the most interesting, inspiring, friendly and positive persons I have ever met!
Here's the documentary (I'm the guy with the hat and vest :) ):…

And here's my illustration for June:

@neilhimself asked: "Where would you spend a perfect June?"
@DKSakar replied: "A refrigerator. Summertime always makes me wish they'd make large refrigerators that people could squeeze in."
You can view the digital version of the book hear:

I strongly recommend to listen to the stories instead of reading them, as they are narrated by Neil Gaiman himself!


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George Doutsiopoulos
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George Doutsiopoulos was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. In 2006 George won a full Graphic Design and Illustration scholarship in AKTO - one of the greatest art schools in Greece - which was the 1st prize in a nation-wide Comicbook Contest. He graduated in 2009.

George is now working as a full-time freelancer illustrating for newspapers, magazines, publishing companies, advertising companies and individuals.

His client list includes MAX magazine, DOL (Lambrakis Press), MAXIM magazine, SPORTY magazine, MINOAS Publications, ADDICTAD advertising, TI EM advertising and many more companies as well as a large number of individuals.

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Atariboy2600 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
You got a lot of great art works^_^
jamesgunner123 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
...happy birthday to you sir...=3
Phraggle Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014   General Artist
Dyel75 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
:party::party:HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!:party::party::cake:
I Hope You have a VERY NICE DAY!!
Greetings From Brazil!!!:handshake:
DingoPatagonico Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
happy birthday! :party:
RobbVision Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
such fantastic work!! WOWSA!!!!!!!
GeorgeD Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, thank you Robb! I'm a HUGE fan of your work so this is quite an honor! Much obliged!
LizardCOrps Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Polloi wraies douleis!sunxaritiria!:D ama 8es tsekare kai ta dika mou
GeorgeD Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Σ'ευχαριστώ :) Η δουλειά σου μου άρεσε πολύ! Εξαιρετικό στυλ, σε παρακολουθώ! ;)
88grzes Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man :D
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